The Machine

poem about guidance
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The slow spinning cycle turns,
And the needle quivers its way back
To true north.

This machine of mediation
Weathers the winds and rains
Of inevitability

On sunny days of serenity
Its relevance is questioned:
Necessary? Still?

Overtures to dismantle
Clear the space for something else
Come in whispers

But the clouds gather
A wary eye turns to the skies
‘Do your work.’

And the cogs whir
And the leaves fly
And the path is clear.


more by VK LYNNE

photograph by Todd Downs


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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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1 Response

  1. Roach Adams says:

    Very nice job! Loved this!

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